What Does Martin Luther King Mean To You?

United States
January 12, 2009 7:33pm CST
It does not matter if you are black, white or any other nationality, there is one thing for sure, Dr. King was a man that had a faith that most people have come to admire. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a leader during the civil-rights movement - walking through a forest of hate and bigotry. Every American citizen has some view on Dr. King, and it does not matter if you lived during the civil-rights era, or if you are a person born after the baby-boom generation. So.., what does Martin Luther King mean to you?
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@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
19 Jan 09
A whole lot. If it wasn't for his work, I'd probably be at the back of the bus, going to segregated schools and hating myself more. but what he did was a very revolutionary yet deadly thing. He along with Rosa Parks and a lot of folks who were just darn tired of simple indignities, decided to boycott a system that did them an serious injustice. Because of his bravery, sacrifice and not only him but the efforts of so many others, I can be as much a citizen of this country as anyone else; I can go to a good school, work where I want to, live as any other person in this country and be proud about it. That's what hit takes, one simple act. I don't think they thought to change a country, they just wanted stuff to change on the street/area where they lived. In essence, it caused a ripple effect throughout the rest of the south, and the rest, as they say is history. It is ironic yet noteworthy that on MLK Jr Day, one day before the first African American President goes into office that we remember how far we have come and think of the road to come.
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• United States
20 Jan 09
Thank you for recognizing an important time in American-History. Indeed this is a grand time to be alive - as we become a part of something extraordinary. Time will tell if America has the courage to embrace this man who seeks a new way for all Americans.
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• United States
20 Jan 09
Thank You for choosing me for Best Response. I am honored. I tried to put in a response that was honest, heartfelt and I appreciate it.
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@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
21 Jan 09
As a matter of fact I was born in February of 1968 which was two months before King's untimely demise. He was as honorable a man then as he is now and that can never be changed. I am a 40 year old white woman and King stands for a lot in my opinion. It shows by the legacy that he has led for so many years. He was only 39 when he was struck down in the prime of his life. I think that King would be proud of some of the things going on today especially in the political arena what with a black man becoming president. It is just a testimony that hopefully America is moving forward and changing the tides over from bigotry and racism in the world.
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• United States
2 Dec 11
He is the symbol of strength and courage. I mean courage out of this world. That must have been a frightening time to stand up for your rights. He is one person I will always admire.
@djbtol (5501)
• United States
21 Jan 09
Not much. I'm not sure what he accomplished. Did he instigate the race riots back in the late 60's? djbtol